Much of America was horrified when Here Comes Honey Boo Boo hit TV screens. The Learning Channel had officially become the Exploitation Channel or the Take Out the Trash Channel, depending on your level of compassion. But America, we haven't even scratched the surface of Honey Boo Boo-ness, yet. No, only one woman can fully exploit this particular family adventure. And that woman is Kris Jenner.
Yes, reportedly Kris Jenner wants to manage Honey Boo Boo. A source says, "Kris realized that they could be a gold mine. The Thompsons don't really have any professional representation outside of TLC, and Kris thinks she can get them some serious endorsements and more money from the network. They're getting a fraction of what Kate Gosselin got." Wow, I have so many feelings about this whole idea.
On the one hand, if the Thompson family is going to exploit themselves they might as well go all the way. I mean, they kind of do go all the way on the show as it is. But from what we've heard it sounds like they're not cashing in like they could be. And maybe they should!
On the other hand, I shudder to think what the endorsements would be. Ketchup? A clothing line for teen moms? What?!? And just speaking for myself, Kris kind of scares me. I don't think she has any limits.
Then again, Kris has mad connections. Maybe she could talk E! into taking an interest. (Is that a step up?) She totally knows the endorsement game and would be an incredible ally. You have to think of the Thompson kids' future, long-term.
On the other hand, didn't Kris call June "classless"? Not that June would take offense at that. Or that Kris meant it as anything other than a compliment.
If nothing else, I think a televised "sit down" between the Thompsons and Kris Jenner would be GOLD. Can't you see it? At the Thompson family compound in Georgia, with Kris arriving by limo and acting all skeeved out by the living conditions? Oh man, let me pop me some popcorn!
Do you think Honey Boo Boo should work with Kris Jenner?